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Device With UVa Medical Center Patients' Information Is Missing

November 30, 2012

The University of Virginia Medical Center has learned that an unencrypted handheld electronic device used by Continuum Home Infusion on-call pharmacists went missing sometime around Friday. UVA Medical Center immediately began a search for the device but has been unable to locate it.

The device may have contained patient information, including patients’ names, addresses, diagnoses, medications and health insurance identification numbers that in some instances are Social Security numbers. The device did not contain any credit card or bank account information.

Not all UVA Medical Center patients are affected, only certain Continuum Home Infusion patients. The patients affected include those who received services from Continuum Home Infusion during the month of September 2012 and potential patients who were referred to Continuum Home Infusion from August 2007 through September 2012.

UVA Medical Center has no reason to believe that any of the information has been accessed or used. However, out of caution, UVA Medical Center began sending letters to affected patients. UVA Medical Center is also providing a dedicated call center for affected patients.

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